Clarion of Skye, perfectly maintained Swan 48
Shipbuilder: Nautor’s Swan Finland
Model: Swan 48
Year of built: 1975
Designer: Sparkman & Stevens
Length: m 14,60
Beam: m 4,13
Draft: m 2,4
Sail area: mainsail 40,7 sm and genoa 87 sm
Fuel tank: l 220 (stainless steel) and l 50 (PVC)
Water tank: l 400 (stainless steel)
Engine: Solé S.A. – Mini 62 diesel inboard - 43,40 Kw - n° 51.919 (2009)
Batteries: n° 7 x 130 Ah service batteries AMG (2007) + n° 1 x 170 A engine battery Bosch (2012)
Propeller: Autoprop Bruntons
Steering system: mechanical cable and sector with shaft removed and serviced I 2012, bearing replaced in 2012
Alternator: Sterning extra power with separate command box (2015)
Power supply: 12 V/220 V
TOPSIDE AND DECK
Hull material: GRP
Mast and boom: year 2007, anodized aluminum (Zspars)
Standing rigging: year 2007
Vang and backstay: Navtec control unit serviced and backstay replaced in 2012
Sails: full batten mainsail (dacron 2016), furling genoa (dacron, 2016 gennaker (Hood, 2008), 2 spinnaker (2008)
Running rigging sheets and halyards (2008, spectra/dyneema)
Pole: carbon (2010)
Deck equipment: Harken pulley and blocks (2006)
Sails equipment: Lewmar genoa car and Harken genoa blocks (2012)
Winches: n° 13 Harken self tailing (2006, aluminum black racing)
Electric windlass: Lofrans 1.500 W (1999)
Hatches: n ° 1 Bowmar, n° 1 Goiot and n° 3 portholes Goiot on roof
Pulpits and stanchions: stainless steel
Gate valves and seacocks: all serviced during last dry docking in 2016,
Bilges: n° 2 hand pump and n° 4 electric pump (Jabsco),
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION
GPS and radar: Seiwa Koden system (2010)
Autopilot: Autohelm 2001
Tridata: full set B&G instruments (3 digital and 4 analogic)
VHF: Icom 505 and comandmic (2009)
TLC system: Iridium satellite phone and docking station model 9505 (2008)
Layout: n° 2 double cabins and n°2 toilets
Material: teak timber and cushions Aquafabric (2008)
Galley: stove, fridge and freezer (2010)
Water maker: 120 l/h Cat (2010)
Audio system: Sony
Inverter: 1 Kw Mastervolt (2008)
Dinghy and outboarder: Honwave 370 (2014) and Mercury 15 hp, year 2001
Safety equipment: complying to RORC requirements (British Registry)
Beyond the above mentioned upgrades and works carried out recently, the interior top was repainted in 2007, the hull was repainted with blu Awgrip in 2012 and the deck was repainted with Awlgrip and anti-skid in 2012.
The rudder was removed in 2007: it was serviced and all bearings were replaced.
In 2006 the vessel had a full anti-osmosis treatment at Berthon Shypyard (Lymington UK): the antifouling layers were completely removed and two layers of epoxy West System were coated.
The floor were repainted in 2011, the teak wood interior were repainted in 2008.
In 2009 the engine and the gear box were replaced, the whole cabling was replaced and the engine room was cleaned, reglassed and repainted.
The yacht was built by one of the most prestigious shipyard, Nautor Finland, and designed by the best known naval architect, Sparkman and Stevens, who conceived many other Nautor models, beyond the 48’, which was in any case one of the most successful ones.
As overall comment, this vessel represents a brilliant example of classic Swan yacht, well-preserved by its former owners and even more carefully preserved by its current owner, who, since the purchase some years ago, has been carrying out a steady refitting process, in order to keep the beauty, the integrity and the value of a vessel of this typle and class.
On the structural front, the materials and the building technology are extremely reliable, aimed to perform a safe and efficient navigation, particularly when well maintained over the years and this is the case.
On the aesthetic and comfort front, as already mentioned, all the refitting and painting works undertaken in the latest years allowed to keep a very good general condition and a long lasting commercial value.